Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell
Didn't say it was better...just saying to maybe understand the glycogen depletion to re-read that. I'm sure Lyle's approach works....it was more for the original question...as I hated doing it when I tried it, it worked...but man was it miserable.
Yep -- I did the high rep stuff and hated every minute of it too.
The basic theory is that high rep work across multiple muscle groups depletes glycogen which forces the body to go to fat stores first.
The big difference between the UD2.0 approach and the Body Opus approach is that the high rep glycogen depletion come early in the low carb cycle to force the body to raid fat stores in UD2.0, and late in cycle to set to body up for carb refeeds in Body Opus.
Perhaps the best advice to the original question is to suck it up and do it. I did barbell work, rather than machine work, doing squats, rdls, front squats and calf raises (no joke!) for the lower body and weighted pushups, pullups, rows, presses and ab wheel work for the upper body.
Again, if you do some medium intensity cardio afterwards, you'll accelerate the fat loss by burning off the FFAs that are released in the high rep work, but the combination of mecon + cardio + metcon will work as well for both purposes.